Just a reminder that we've moved the date of this event forward about a month from last year's date. The big news is that we've committed to expanding the map and have hired a mapper who will be working this summer. We'll add whatever he gets done during June and July to the event map. We hope you will be able to join us and check out the new terrain.
@dcady: you left off the most important piece of promoting your own event: "moved the date...". TO AUGUST 27.
... putting it in direct conflict with the North American Rogaining Championships :(
ah, didn't know about the north american rogaine, not exactly well advertised on AttackPoint, but found it here
and wow... one-hundred-and-ten bucks
@dcady: my guess you will need some high-capacity SI cards from the club adjacent south to you ... am i correct in my guess?
not exactly well advertised on AttackPoint
There's a link
for it right below this thread link on the front page of the events discussion! (meaning that, to me, it's just as well advertised as this event on AP)
wow... one-hundred-and-ten bucks
So, $4.58 per hour.
per hour than the Ellicottville Adventure Run 3-hour and similar in price to the 6-hour ($4.17 per hour).
Sadly, there just have never been very many 24-hour rogaines in the US or Canada, and for most of them the entry fee in recent years has been on the order of $100 a head (for those who find this price too high, and live in the northeast, you might be interested by the CNYO event on July 23-24). For myself, I generally find that going to one of these out-of-town rogaines is seldom more than the transportation cost that I spend in getting there, even though they are typically twice as much as the ones our club puts on, and since I get greatly more pleasure from the 24 hour events than from shorter versions in nominally the same format, I'm willing to pay a little of a premium. When it comes to, say, a 6-hour event, I still usually find it more attractive than a standard orienteering meet, and often go to a few a year. I have gone to the Ellicottville event several times in the past, and would have gone to both it and the Sierras event this year if either one had been displaced by a week, but with the present timing there is no question but that I will opt for the event on a new map in a beautiful section of California instead of going out in an area and map that I have visited several times before. I do realize that it is impossible to avoid all conflicts in dates, and that many organizers feel that an event of the other side of the country doesn't really count as a conflict, since most of their customers wouldn't contemplate that long a trip anyway. But I'm still a bit sad, since it is the third time this year that I have had to make a decision between two orienteering events that I considered very attractive this year because race directors considered events either too far away or too dissimilar to really count as conflicts. My first awareness of the High Sierra Rogaine, by the way, was a notice on AP January 7 of this year.
There's a Rogaine event calendar on the OUSA website, which should be used for all Rogaining events in North America. We're very happy that organizers notify us of their events, because it's nice for rogainers to see them all in one easy to read calendar.
Not only are the NARC and the Ellicottville event on the same weekend, the European RC is also that weekend.